Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Book Review: A Star Curiously Signing

Book Review: A Star Curiously Signing

From the back cover:

Sandfly is a debugger. He is property. Bought and paid for by his master. But now he’s been called into Earth orbit. Apparently the masters have a new spacecraft and the only robot on board went mad and tore itself limb from limb.

The Bad:

The setting of the world is a little depressing.

Also, the viewpoint is first-person-present tense. First person is probably my least favorite viewpoint...

The Good:
Despite being depressing, the book is fairly humorous, but in a subdued manner. The way the tech works, and how different characters interact with it is really engaging.
The plot moves right along and hooks you fairly quickly.

I give it four stars.

If dystopian is one of your favorite genres, and first-person-present doesn't want to make you throw things through the nearest window, you'll probably give it five stars.

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